How We Teach… Math + A Fun Giveaway!!

**  Scroll to the bottom for a FUN giveway!!  **

Happy Monday, Friends!!

I am excited to pop in to chat with you guys about how we teach math here at our house.  I will be completely honest that we have had some years where MATH was more like a dirty word around here, rather than simply a school subject – some years it was the kiddos, and some years it was us the parents

I truly feel like there is a delicate balance between finding good, solid academic content + finding materials that you enjoy using + finding courses that are a good fit for your children’s learning style and your teaching style.

We have used so many different math programs in our 12+ years of homeschooling, but I feel like we have finally found our road to success when it comes to math and teaching many different levels of math all at the same time.

Insert…  The sounds of angels singing!!  Ha!! 

Here are more details on the items I mentioned in today’s video…

Lower Elementary Math

  • Simply Charlotte Mason ArithmeticThis one is definitely more teacher led, but I love the approach and all the mental math that is incorporated into this curriculum during the early years.
  • Horizons Math – We have used these workbooks for levels K-2 before moving on to Teaching Textbooks.  I never purchase the teacher supplements.

Elementary and Beyond

For levels beyond grade 2, we made the switch last year and moved everyone over to Teaching Textbooks.  It truly was an answer to this mama’s prayer.  It has been the perfect mix of mastering new material + that important review of concepts already learned.  I also love that the program checks their work so we have more time in our day together.  I was thrilled with my kiddos end of year testing scores last year, and I know that it had a lot to do with our daily, consistent effort + the curriculum we choose for our older children.  We also really like the new 3.0 family plan for so many great reasons…

  • The discounted plan is a great price – With 5 kiddos using the program this year, we are spending $39.82 for each child.  That price can go as low as $24.89 per child if you have the max of 8 children using the program.  I do not know of any good quality math program or workbooks for that price.
  • We are able to use the new updated 3.0 version of the software – latest features that are easy to use
  • No more CDs – love that my kiddos can use any computer or tablet that is free. 

Don’t Miss The Giveaway Below!!

I also love that as a new user you are able to try out the full version of this program for FREE – no credit card required – for the first 15 lessons.  With their no commitment free trial option, they are making it super easy for you to try out the program to see if it will be a good fit for your family. 

Math Helps To Solidify Math Facts

If you are having math woes at your house (from you or your children), I highly encourage you to give some or all of these suggestions a try.  I am so grateful we found this solution for math at our home.  Math really has become a fun subject again at our house, and something that we look forward to each day.


I am excited to partner up with Teaching Textbooks to offer one homeschool family your very own level of the 3.0 online math curriculum.  This is the same online math program that our family uses daily, and we love it.  The best part is that you get to choose your own level that will be just right for your child. 

So what are you waiting for?  Simply enter the drawing below.  Giveaway ends 08.23.2019

Giveaway Terms and Conditions:  This giveaway begins on Monday, 08.19.2019 at 4:00pm Central and ends on Friday, 08.23.2019 at 9:00pm Central.  The winner will be announced on Monday, 08.26.2019 and will also will be contacted via email.  You must provide your name, mailing address, and choice of which level you prefer.  By entering this giveaway, you are giving me (Jamie – Our Little Schoolhouse) permission to share your contact information with Teaching Textbooks, who will follow up with you regarding giveaway details.

Full Disclosure:  This post is not sponsored, but I did receive these items for free for our family to enjoy. I do not and will not ever work with a company if they do not offer a product or service that is relevant to me or my family. Please know that my opinions are always my own, and I only suggest products or services that we have personally used  in our homeschool journey.